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Natanya H. Allan


A native Washingtonian, Natanya especially enjoys working with local families.  She lives with her husband and two teenage children in Chevy Chase.  As time permits, her hobbies include skiing, hiking, time on the Chesapeake, and the visual and performing arts, particularly ballet.


Natanya has dedicated her entire career to estate planning and charitable matters. Regularly recognized by local media and national publications as a leading trusts and estates lawyer, she represents a wide range of clients, including business owners, corporate executives, private investors, professional athletes, public figures, art collectors, and individuals with inherited wealth. Many of Natanya’s clients are philanthropists, and she also represents many of the charitable organizations her clients establish and support.     

Appreciated both for her technical precision and her ability to explain complex concepts in a straightforward way, Natanya approaches every engagement with empathy, honesty, and pragmatism. She prepares legal documents that achieve her clients’ goals in a secure, private, and tax-efficient manner, and also provides peace of mind by ensuring her clients fully understand their plans. With estate planning, minor oversights can cause enormous complexity, so she prioritizes all aspects of her clients’ arrangements, such as probate avoidance, asset protection, marital planning, corporate matters, state income tax (personal and trust), and, of course, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning.  If an acronym exists for a personal planning technique – QTIP, QDOT, GRAT, QPRT, SLAT, IDGT, SCIN, SNT, xING, FLP, FLLC, ILIT, PPL, CRT, CLT, QSBS, etc. – Natanya understands it.  

Natanya also advises tax-exempt organizations with respect to increasingly complex tax and governance rules. Natanya generally represents entities associated with her individual clients, which typically are private foundations, but she also has ample experience working with and within public charities, supporting organizations, and social welfare organizations.   

Before joining IPB, Natanya was a partner at Cochran Allan in Tysons Corner, a boutique trusts and estates law firm, and for ten years served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center, where she taught estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax courses in the Tax LLM Program. Before Cochran Allan, Natanya was a partner with an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, DC.   

Allan, Natanya


Fordham Law School, J.D., 2001

Princeton University, A.B., 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia


New York




Honors & Awards

Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide, 2023

Washingtonian Magazine, Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2015 – present

Washingtonian Magazine, Washington, DC’s Best Financial Advisers: Estate Attorneys, 2014 – present

Washingtonian Magazine, Top Wealth Adviser Hall of Fame, 2023

U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers in America, 2018 present

Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Lawyers, 2016 present

Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Financial Advisors, 2016 present

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